United Kingdom - Non-Governmental Organisations
The Wheelyboat Trust
The Wheelyboat Trust is a registered charity dedicated to providing disabled people with the opportunity and freedom to enjoy waters large and small all over the UK. Our role is to help and encourage venues open to the public to acquire Wheelyboats for their disabled visitors and to help groups and organisations acquire Wheelyboats for their own use. Our vision is straightforward - open access for disabled people on waters everywhere via a range of Wheelyboat models to meet everybody’s needs. Whether it's for the scenery or wildlife, sport or recreation, education or rehabilitation, lochs, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, rivers and canals are a magnet to millions of visitors throughout the year. However, by their very nature, access on and around these waters for wheelchair users and others with limited mobility is very much restricted. Our specially designed Wheelyboats overcome all the difficulties. Wheelyboats provide their disabled users with the dignity of their own independence: they make the entire water accessible, are simplicity itself to board via the roll-on, roll-off bow ramp and the level deck provides access to every corner of the boat including the helm.
Changing Places - (Changing Places Toilets, United Kingdom)
Thousands of people need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted. The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.
Accessible Gardens (England and Wales)
This website provides articles on the accessibility to gardens for children, disadvantaged families and disabled people. It has a Directory of gardens in England and Wales written by disabled people for disabled people, also useful for those with pushchairs. accessiblegardens is a voluntary and free-to-download website, funded and edited by Bella D'Arcy Reed, a community garden designer and writer who is herself disabled. She also works as an accessibility consultant for gardens. Bella uses a stick and sometimes a wheelchair or mobility scooter.
Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE) United Kingdom
The site promotes accessibility to the countryside of England and Wales. Accessibility for all – and we hope that everyone will find it useful, wheelchair users, families with buggies or joggers looking for a pleasant run. The walks and sites listed will generally be easy going, pleasant and enjoyable, though we may throw in a few long distance and more challenging trails as well. The listed sites are selected for the physical access aspect however a number also have facilities for those with sight or hearing impairment generally this will be mentioned in the text. You will also find listings of Accessible Taxis, Pubs and Restaurants and links to specialist sites for Accessible Camping, Family and Disabled Support and Disabled Sport organisations. Please note the information on the site is provided in good faith, we are dependant on the information we receive. We do not have the resources to inspect or check any site and recommend that you always check directly with the place you intend to visit, to be sure of suitable accessibility and facilities.
Transport for All (London, England)
Transport for All has been championing the cause of accessible transport in the capital for two decades. As an organisation of disabled and older people we have always been determined to ensure that the grass roots experiences and opinions of service users are always heard by those who commission and run the transport network.
There is no doubt that the tireless work of decades of disabled transport campaigners has yielded many victories – but much more has yet to be done to get the affordable, reliable, and accessible transport network that those early campaigners dreamed about.
Our work at TfA has grown over the years to encompass the changes that have been won. From an office in Brixton, our small team of staff and volunteers offer a unique pan-London service – funded by London Councils and supporter donations. From Blue Badges to Freedom Passes, and from accessible buses to the DLR – we have been working hard to ensure that disabled and older Londoners have the information they need to get from A to B. TfA’s work with the Community transport sector is an important milestone in our development. CT schemes are providing an important accessible transport service in many local communities – and we hope to work with the Community Transport sector in increasing its profile and working to make it more robust through a specialised training programme. In the run up to the Olympics in 2012 - with major changes planned for the entire transport system – we very much see our role as working with the capital’s disabled and older communities and accessible transport providers towards a London transport network that meets the needs of all of its citizens. Disabled visitors to London should view the "Get Moving" guide at: http://www.transportforall.org.uk/services/guide/
Travel and Managing Prostate Cancer
This page gives details of some of the travel insurance companies and brokers in the United Kingdom that men with prostate cancer have found helpful. It lists possible questions that travel insurance companies may ask you as well as travel tips to help you when planning a journey or holiday. As insurance companies change their position on insurance quite often, you may like to check with other companies as well. Before you travel you may like to talk to your doctor or specialist team to make sure this will not affect any treatment plans. The page also gives information about the European Health Insurance Card and travel health tips.
Tiresias Accessible Tourism Guidelines
Why should venue owners consider accessible tourism? This website provides links to a range of resources that tourist venue owners can use to gain insight and develop their services for disabled and elderly tourists. The information was compiled as part of the EU funded 'Happy Tourist' project.
The Disabled Birders Association
The Disabled Birders Association is a relatively young organisation seeking to improve access for people with disabilities to reserves, facilities and services for "birding" (ornithology). We have members across the world but the majority live in the UK. There is a separate chapter in the USA.
Tourism For All
Providing information and a holiday booking service to people with disabilities and older people in relation to accessible accommodation and other tourism services. providing expertise and support to the tourism and hospitality sector to provide accessible services for all.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People
The Royal National Institute of the Blind [RNIB] offers information, support and advice for people with sight problems.
Tripscope provides travel information and advice for disabled and older people.
Radar – The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
RADAR`s guide to holidays in Britain and Ireland , includes hotels, guest houses, self-catering cottages and flats, holiday parks, activity centres, camp sites and centres where specialist service and care are provided. This print publication also gives information on advice services, voluntary and commercial organisations and transport. Updated annually.
Holidays for All
Holidays for All is a group of the UK's leading disability organisations working together to promote quality, accessible holiday breaks thoroughout the UK and overseas for pople with disabilities and senosry impairments, their friends and family....
Centre for Accessible Environments
The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is concerned with the practicalities of inclusive design in the built environment, providing information, design guidance, training and consultancy services.
AMCA - Access to Marine Conservation for All
The purpose of AMCAI is to encourage all to be involved in the marine environment. Through AMCAI methods and expertise we shall have enabled those that are physically challenged to fully participate in marine conservation.
ABTA – the Association of British Travel Agents
ABTA – the Association of British Travel Agents – is the organisation which represents UK travel agents and tour operators responsible for the sale of around over 90% of package holidays and approximately 45% of independent travel arrangements. It’s ABTA’s role to ensure that you, the customer, benefit from consistently high standards of trading practice in the travel industry; that the standards of service and business throughout the membership are of the highest calibre. As such, ABTA’s famous symbol has come to represent choice and value.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People offers a range of services for deaf and hard of hearing people, and provide information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.